Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Inspiration from Delacroix

Salvete omnes,
 just an inspiration for today -


two XIX century painting by Eugene Delacroix .
Both show the North African Moors saddling their spirited Barb (?) horses.
So I am and looking at some of his equine paintings and  I wonder about his Moorish horsemen and their tack.
Nota bene a beautiful Moorish saddle from Ottoman Turkey at the Livrustkammern. An example of XIX century saddle. Modern but traditional saddles from Maghreb.

enjoy

1 comment:

Dario T. W. said...

on Iberian horses' genetics - http://jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/96/6/663.full.pdf
the quite handy 'Timeline of the horse development' http://sino-platonic.org/complete/spp177_horses.pdf